- Name: Roger B. Taney
- Born: 03/17/1777
- Died: 10/12/1864 (87 years old)
Roger Brooke Taney (// TAW-nee; March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He delivered the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), ruling that African-Americans could not be considered citizens and that Congress could not prohibit slavery in the territories of the United States. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Taney served as the United States Attorney General and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson.
Birth Name: Roger Brooke Taney
Alias: Roger Brooke Taney
Party: (Before 1828), Democratic small
Birth Place: Calvert County, Maryland, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Roger B. Taney quotes :
In large commercial cities, the money power is, I fear irresistible. It is not by open corruption that it always, or even most generally, operates.Roger B. Taney